Variable speed technology is one of the most significant innovations in the heating and cooling industry. In Lawrenceville, Georgia, switching to a high-efficiency variable speed heat pump can lower your energy costs by up to 60 percent if your current air conditioner was installed before 2006. These products are packed with new features that can save you money while taking your comfort to the next level.
High-efficiency heat pumps feature multi-stage compressors that modulate the system’s output and reduce its energy use. Because the system runs longer at lower speeds, it limits the number of daily startup cycles and prevents temperature swings. The Trane systems that we install at Zack Hammonds A/C Heating Refrigeration keep the temperature within half a degree of the setpoint.
Variable Fan Speeds
The second major component is a variable speed fan motor that works in sync with the heat pump to distribute the right amount of air based on outdoor conditions and indoor demands. Slower air speeds provide gentler heating and cooling that’s quieter and more comfortable. However, during heat pump installations, the ducts must be properly sized to support the variable airflow rates, which may add to the complexity of the job.
Enhanced Humidity and Allergen Control
Another advantage of this technology is that the slower airspeeds and longer recirculation times allow variable speed heat pumps to remove more humidity. This can enhance your comfort during the hot summer months. It can also aid in the control of dust mites, organic growth, and allergens that benefit from excess moisture, especially when the system is paired with a whole-house air cleaner.
Variable speed heat pumps are so efficient that they often qualify for utility rebates. Plus, they can improve your home’s long-term resale value while reducing your utility bills today. If you’re interested in learning more about our heat pump installations, check out our selection of Trane products online, or call Zack Hammonds A/C Heating Refrigeration at 770-691-3162.